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future. one certain country drone strikes, the most effective weapon to do it. netflix continues to grow in popularity. is a price hike looming? orange is the new green, this is "way too early." hey, everybody, good morning. i'm thomas roberts. it is tuesday, april 22nd. welcome to "way too early." the show that promises not to raise prices no matter what. like dolly parton says it takes a lot of money to look this cheap. it does. anyway we want to start -- thank you, joey. we begin in boston where it's a bittersweet day that turned into a historic moment on boylston street. >> he knows a good photo opportunity when he sees it coming. there's the line. he's across.
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>> he became the first american man to win the boston marathon in 31 years. his time to do it 2:08-38. he became the oldest winner doing it for the late 30 somethings, paid a touching tribute to the three victims killed. m.i.t. officer by writing their names on his bib. he was honored to win in such a special race, he says. >> you know, boston was known last year for the tragedy but coming to america to turn that left turn and get a crowd, this is for the people, the boston strong and we're resilient as runners and want to give it back and change what happened and it was known for the bomb explosion and this year the american winning it and giving cheer beyond words. >> what a fantastic achievement for meb. emotional day for survivors who
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returned to the marathon. jeff bauman who lost both legs watched from the finish line and said it felt great to be able to return. the search for victims in the south korean ferry disaster reached a grim milestone. the death toll, 104 people. nearly 200 others, many of whom are high school kid, remain missing. crews have launched a remote robot to search. investigators are still investigating what caused it to go down. 20 children made desperate calls for help. the first came three minutes after the boat's last turn. the boy reportedly said "save us. we're on a ship and i think it's sinking." video has emerged from back in 2010 featuring the ferry's captain. at that time he says traveling by ferry is the safest form of transportation. that captain is now under arrest on charges of neglecting his duty. there is a new offensive under way against al qaeda in yemen. over the past three days up to 65 militants have been killed in
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an operation involving american drones. the air strikes targeted at a training camp including warehouses filled with weapons. now, the yemeni government says at least three senior operatives were killed. the attacks follow the release of a video showing the group's leader meeting with hundreds of fighters. yemen's military has struggled to contain the terror organization. american officials say without the u.s. drone program extremists would overrun entire portions of the country. want to get you up to speed. the latest in ukraine where there is a big sign of u.s. support this morning. vice president joe biden meeting with top ukrainian leaders today. he's the highest ranking u.s. official to visit kiev since the crisis with russia began two months ago. the vice president met with ukraine's acting president and moments ago he said that the u.s. stands with ukraine as it faces humiliating threats. vice president biden was also expected to announce new financial support. meanwhile, the u.s. has warned russia it could face new sanctions in a matter of days if it fails to ease the tensions in
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the region but moscow is pointing the finger at ukraine this morning. russia's foreign minister saying the country has broken last week's geneva agreement by not disarming extremist groups allowing the protests there to continue. the state department now says it is looking into the claims the syrian government once again used chemicals in an attack. u.s. officials speculate that a toxic gas perhaps chlorine was dropped on a rebel-held area 125 miles north of damascus. but this past sunday, the claims were unsubstantiated they said. this video reportedly shows the victims, though nbc news cannot independently verify its authenticity. syria has been steadily handing over chemical weapon supplies after civilians awere gassed last year. the deadline for all of them to be eliminated is this coming sunday. and it's estimated about 80% of the country's stockpile has been
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neutralized so far. thousands of nonviolent drug offenders who were sentenced to prison years ago could soon regain their freedom. attorney general eric holder says the justice department will revise the criteria used to consider clemency requests. dozens of lawyers will assigned to consider those. it's the latest part of a white house effort to restore fairness. >> there were too many sentenced under the old regime and who as a result will have to spend far more time in prison than they would if sentenced today for exactly the same crime. this is simply not right. >> critics including some in congress say the changes will lead to an increased spike in crime. there were very scary moments here. a u.s. marshal shot and killed a defendant who charged the witness stand. the defendant, a suspected gang member was facing numerous charges including assault, robbery and conspiracy. officials say the defendant
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lunged at the witness with a pen. the witness who is a prison inmate was not hurt. he was trying to self about how gangs operated. the courthouse, it was just opened a week ago. shift our focus to business news now and the markets rose yesterday as investors kept their ice on a number of quarterly earnings reports. the s&p lodging its five-day in positive territory, its longest streak since october. cnbc's geoff cutmore is live in london. the outlook for today geoff? >> it's broadly positive and some of those reports have come in a little better than expectations and we've got a broadly positive trading session here in europe. so i think you'll get some follow-through into the u.s. session today which would build on five positive days so far. a change in gear, though, over at ford. nothing has worked well on this. alan mullally who has driven change in their china strategy taking out a lot of brands that
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were less profitable. he is going -- the coo is set to come in, it seems, and that's what's been communicated. keep an eye on that. the summer driving season. you might have thought that gasoline price was start coming down as a result of the fact that the u.s. is pumping on all cylinders at the moment the refiners have got plenty of gasoline. the issue is they're exporting a lot of it which means that the gasoline price is remaining quite high. the price for a gallon of regular, 3.68 on average at the pumps monday which is about 4% ahead of where we were this time last year so don't expect your driving season to get any cheaper this year. back to you. >> okay, so we got that going for us, as well as our streaming video services. for netflix fans that won't get cheaper for us either, correct? >> yeah, absolutely. i mean what is it now, 7.99 for
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your streaming service monthly. if you are a regular customer, you may get a little bit of grace period here but netflix says they delivered slightly better than consensus earnings have said they are going to try to rise prices or raise prices $1 to $2 per month depending on the country. they need to start to get this business to generate higher profitability and that's a way they think they can do that. you know what, they've had good news for the first quarter. another 4 million subscribers on the first quarter number, so they do appear, at least, to be drawing in new subscribers who will have to pay the higher price. >> they get the good news. have a good day. have you heard about this, new jersey governor chris christie's public life has been full of success, maybe not the gwb part but he can now add a new accomplishment to his
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portfolio. father of the year. the father's day/mother's day council released the news yesterday. he is not the first politician to win this award. former president bill clinton and former new york mayor michael bloomberg also received the honor. christie is the father of four along with his wife, parents to the kids there, his wife. who do you think should have won this award? tweet your most creative answers to #waytooearly. the best ones coming up in the show. still ahead, nba playoff drama as the thunder need some last-second magic to lead it to overtime. did they take the lead. stephen colbert explains why the shoe throwing hillary clinton incident was staged. clearly. when "way too early" comes back. stick around. it is my sad duty to report to the people of the united
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for more information and savings options, call 1-888-xarelto or visit goxarelto.com. all right. time for sports and some playoff basketball. warriors and clippers in l.a. blake griffin turning it up with a career playoff high, 35 points. clippers spanked golden state, 138-98 to even their first round series at a game apiece. to oklahoma city, grizzlies and thunder in game two, okc rallying in the fourth now letting memphis slip away with this one at the end of regulation. >> dtwo to tie, three to win. ibaka. long-range three-pointer. comes up short and -- >> okc putback at the buzzer sends it to overtime. grizzlies pull away in overtime and get the 111-105 win knotting
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that series at one. to the ice, playoff hockey for you. blue jacks hosting the penguins. things looking grim for pittsburgh. down two goals in the third. their luck changes quickly. the pens net three unanswered goals in just over two minutes for the 4-3 win and take a lead over columbus. through regulation here until -- >> score! >> hey, there we have it. the avalanche still leading the series 2-1. two other playoff scores, blackhawks back in their series with the blues last night's win put st. louis up 2-1 in the best of seven. same for the stars who shut out the ducks last night. they're down 2-1, as well. a pair of dramatic endings in major league baseball last night. look at this.
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>> line drive deep left. the braves have beaten miami. >> and he can't get it. here comes martin. here comes the throw. oh, goes back to the screen. the score and the pirates win the first game of this series. >> yeah, all right, so pirates and the braves each with a walkoff win there. good stuff all coming down to the end. they say coors field is one of the best to catch a ball game. don't get an idea about lighting up. no lighting up. check out the sign posted here. smoking, yes, marijuana, not so much. so while pot may be legal in colorado, leave your joints at home when you're heading to the ballpark. so smoke them if you got them. tomorrow is the day morning joe and "way too early" are going to chewing. live from wrigley field celebrating 100 years of
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baseball in the windy city, our coverage begins at 5:30 eastern. >> how fun is that. >> going to be great which is really 4:30 a.m. central time so i have decided, bill, not to change any of the settings on my blackberry, iphone or my wristwatch. >> none? >> just going to stay on east coast time. >> one hour. that's your cutoff. travel two time zone as way, you'll change but not for -- >> two, i can make the adjustment. too scary for me. >> make sure we wake up on time. if you're heading out the door, we are watching rain heading through certain areas, not a lot of bad weather, it's pretty mild. light jackets necessary. in cleveland it's raining, pittsburgh, you have an hour and rain begins in your area. further to the south we've been dealing with light rain this morning in areas of mississippi, that's going to go to alabama during the morning and towards atlanta this afternoon. we have a daylight hours for the most part dry from boston to new york all the way down to washington, d.c. it's going to be warm. look at d.c., possibly 80 but
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showers and thunderstorms move quickly later this afternoon so when you drive home you may get caught in a downpour or two. wednesday, more of the interesting day as far as severe weather possibly terrors in the central plains. we're cleared out on the eastern seaboard but we all see maybe a little mini tornado outbreak possible. we're watching areas like kansas, nebraska, also oklahoma city to western oklahoma and a little section there of north texas and it doesn't look like it's going to be a huge outbreak, thomas, as we've been saying we haven't had a lot of tornadoes so far this season. we haven't had any big ones, we'll watch that for you. so far so good. zero tornadoes yesterday. >> no, we see the alley lit up there. >> that is. that's exactly where you'd expect it to be. probably be 3,000 storm chasers out there tomorrow because they're hungry. >> all right, so real quickly, chicago, glove, no gloves tomorrow morning. >> definitely not the gloves. >> definitely not the gloves. okay, so i'll wear the gloves. thank you, bill. appreciate that. coming up on "morning joe." senator elizabeth warren answers whether she plans to run for president and talking about her
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feelings towards hillary clinton. then when we come back we'll huddle around the water cooler. emcee brian williams once again on "the tonight show" and has plans for his next big hit. what kind of requests is bri-wi making of jimmy fallon? the conversation about his car loan didn't start here. it started with that overdue bill he never got. checking his experian credit report and score allowed him to identify and better address the issue. then drive off into the sunset. experian. the was a truly amazing day. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. for over 18 years we've helped people
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so earlier in the show we talked about the plan from
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netflix to raise prices for their new subscribers. sound smart? tell them netflix was founded in 1997 and went public in 2002. that year the streaming service had only 670,000 subscribers in the u.s. the company now has 40 million domestic users, 48 million worldwide. they've grown by leaps and bounds since then, right? let's huddle around the water cooler and check in with lewis who has some of the best video from the late shows. i'm waiting for you to do this for us, louis. >> let's start with jimmy fallon. take a listen to brian williams performing "gin and juice." ♪ ♪ with so much drama it's kind of hard being snoop double g but i somehow some way keep coming up with funky [ bleep ] every day ♪ ♪ and make a few as i breeze
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through 2:00 in the morning because the mama ain't home in the living room getting it on ♪ ♪ they ain't leaving sill 6 in the morning 6 in the morning ♪ ♪ what do you want to do i got a pocket full of rubbers and my home boys too so turn off the light and close the doors ♪ ♪ we smoke up while you [ bleep ] bounce to this rolling down the streets ♪ ♪ smoking and sipping on gin and juice ♪ ♪ laid back with my mind on my money and my money on my mind ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> we got kate snow there. i wonder how long it takes, thomas, to do one of these. >> i don't know but richard engel back there. natalie morales. >> now the songs have become a viral sensation. williams is look nothing how to get -- how the team actually chooses the songs. >> you've done this to me seven
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times. >> we've done this to you. done this for you. >> oh, okay. i would like some pride of ow authorizeship what about some early pre-hearing foxy brown, what about some -- [ cheers ] >> how do you know foxy brown. >> any luda would be great. i'll do roll out. >> you mean ludacris? you know him that well, luda. >> i'll do -- who's your weed man. why you smoke so good? >> what is going on? what is going on? >> what is happening up on that floor, louis? what is happening above us? >> i have no idea. >> i don't know if i like it. jimmy's taking notes writing down all those requests. we'll see what he comes up with next. stephen colbert is questioning whether last week's shoe-throwing incident with hillary clinton was planned.
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>> hillary's motivations for staging this shoe-spiracy are why. remembering the bush incident she may seem to think this makes her presidential." she has stolen president bush's most presidential moment. the only way only way hillary clinton could seem more like a leader is if she choked on a pretzel while falling off a segw segway. i mean think about it. >> that's just wrong. that's just wrong. from the clintons to the bushes and this morning we're talking about george h.w. bush, 41 is known for serving his country but his sock collection is pretty remarkable, as well. >> oh, yeah, good socks. >> the former president is using that hobby as a way to raise some cash, thomas. the republican party is offering socks with his signature for a donation of at least $35. the limited edition socks have colorful stripes, the party's elephant logo and you better
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hurry, the party chair says they'll be gone fast and i have preordered a whole box of socks, thomas. >> it's all about supply and demand. you know, 35 bucks for a pair with the signature of the president. that's not too bad. >> and a sock is like that one necessity that you just need to have and you never have enough of, you know. >> for guys too. you know, it's the only place you can get a little creative. a little creative under the pants leg. >> that's right. >> yeah, all right, louis, we'll leave it there, thanks, buddy. i'm not going to ask for your socks today. we told you why chris christie was famed father of the year so then we asked what you think about that. who else could have won? our producer justine who did not throw a shoe at louis has some of the best responses. i know we got some good ones. >> may anne is giving love to josing joe s. must think he's been cheated. his kids adore him. very sweet. >> he was doing his easter egg hunt with the kids. >> exactly and then eric says "jeremy bieber should be dad of
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all right. so let's get a check of the top stories before we hand it over to "morning joe." president obama stops in washington state to very the devastation from the mudslides. after meeting with some of the victims' families the president will head to asia to begin his week-long, four-nation tour. the supreme court will hear arguments in a case that pits the tv industry against a company that streams broadcasts online. aereo provides subscribers with an alternative to cable and satellite. at issue, they don't pay licensing fees although it is pulling the signals from public broadcasts. then finally david letterman will welcome his successor to his studio tonight, stephen colbert will stop by "the late
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show" to talk about the future of the program. he hosted that show for more than 20 years and coal berlt will be taking over next year in 2015. that's going to do it for this edition of "way too early." "morning joe" starts right now. ♪ his name is meb keflezighi. there's the line. he's across. >> boylston was known last year for the tragic, but coming to america to be able to turn that left turn and get a crowd going. this is beyond running. this is for the people, for the boston strong, and we're resilient as runners. we want to give it back. we want to change what happened last year. and last year was known to be the bomb explosion on bo

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